Friday, March 25, 2011

Full/Empty

























This is my painting for Jean Townsend's zen challenge
for STALP this month. What could be more full and
empty than oneself? It looks just like me. :-) I had fun
and may have stumbled on a way to handle paint that feels
natural to me. Must continue to work at it, but possibly not
too hard.

10 comments:

Jean Townsend said...

So funny you are. I like this a lot. Very there and not there, exactly.

Virginia Floyd said...

I knew it was you, even before I saw your name under the thumbnail! Really well done! Love the warm color on the right side of the face. Bold and yet soft.

Jane said...

What a great surprise Lorraine..a self portrait! And it looks like you, no doubt...love the warm colors. Great job.

claire christinel said...

Love the paint application Lorraine. The colours are also quite beautiful. Your comment was very funny! I love how adventurous and experimental you're being. I've been busy with life and haven't been painting as much, but hope to be back at it soon.

claire christinel said...

Thanks for your comment re the DPW Help Japan Challenge. A woman I work with is from Sendai and her family miraculously survived. I'm really happy to help by donating the painting and hope that it sells. Love what you're doing on your blog by the way!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Colors and paint application are beautiful!

Kelley Sanford said...

Lovely piece, Lorraine. Great texture and warm palette. Glad to have found you. Thanks for your comments too.

Susan said...

Glowing color, fabulous texture, wonderful brushwork!

Carol Flatt said...

Lorraine, I am so impressed with your blog and your beautiful work. I am anxious to read every post as your words highlight many of the same questions I have. I love what you do with edges and paint application among other things. I can't wait to see future work and learn from your endeavors. Thank you for your very kind words about my painting on the DPW Challenge site.

kaitlin moore said...

i think you did a great job on this! looks like one of your persona's with the crystal blue eye looking out at you! love the thick layers of paint!